Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Coffea Arabica

Botanical name : Coffea Arabica Linn.
Family : Rubiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Rajapeelu

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Coffee tree. Arabian coffee
Hindi : Caphi, Pilu
Malayalam : Kappi

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A glabrous large shrub with spreading branches. Leaves simple, opposite, stipulate, shiny, oblong, acuminate, flowers white, numerous, fragrant, found in leaf axils. Fruits are fleshy berries, purple when ripe, seeds concave, grooved vertically.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, migraine, fever gout, diarrhea, asthma, cough, and hysteria. It is a stimulant of nervous system.
Useful part : Seeds.

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